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Office of Research Services

Upcoming Major Funding Opportunities and Deadlines (UMFOD)

The ORS maintains a searchable database of upcoming major funding competitions from local, provincial, national, and international sources that is updated weekly.

Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF)

The FAAF is a University of Manitoba form that is required to track necessary compliances and approvals. It is to be completed by the Principal Investigator (or their delegate) and submitted along with most grant and agreement application packages.

My Research Tools (MRT)

MRT integrates various UM systems including InfoEd (ORS data entry system), Aurora (Budgets & Grants) and VIP (Human Resources).

Through MRT, you can:

  • Search your research projects information online.

  • Set up and maintain your profile and research keywords for collaboration.

  • Include your research expertise and make it searchable through Research Experts Search.

  • Search for external funding opportunities.

General Application Information


  • Always refer to your unit's specific electronic grant/contract submission process.
  • Also, refer to the Office of Research Services' (ORS) pre- and post-award process on the ORS Intranet page.


  • External grant and contract applications must be accompanied by a completed and signed Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF). Refer to FAAF information above.
  • Please note that UM internal grant applications do not require a FAAF, but rather they have their own specific application forms. See the Internal Funding Programs intranet page for application forms or contact for assistance.


Researchers may contact a Research Facilitator for assistance and support with the following:

  • Reviewing grants, contracts and award nominations.
  • Providing strategic research planning support.
  • Assisting with the fostering of research partnerships.
  • Encouraging liaison with expertise in other faculties, industry and community partners, governments, funders and tri-councils.


Each program has a specific submission deadline. ORS has an earlier submission deadline to allow time for the Research Grants Officer (RGO) or Research Contracts Officer (RCO) to review each application and provide feedback. Guidelines for ORS deadlines:

  • 7 business days prior to agency deadline: For smaller, simpler, and one-time grants.
  • 10 business days prior to agency deadline: For larger, complex grants.

Submit applications to:

Forward complete application and FAAF to the appropriate email address below no later than 4:30 pm (CST) on the date of the ORS deadline:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. The NIH is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each component has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. All but three of these components receive their funding directly from Congress and administrate their own budgets.

Cannabis Compliance

The University of Manitoba's Cannabis Research Compliance Program aims to ensure the safe acquisition, production, use, storage, transportation, abandonment, transfer, and/or disposal of cannabis and cannabis material at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses. This program outlines the administrative and operational oversight for individuals working with cannabis and cannabis materials.

More information can be found on the Cannabis Research Compliance intranet page, through the informational course available on UM Learn, or by contacting the Cannabis Research Officer.

Research Security

Research Security or Safeguarding Research, is an actively evolving topic across Canadian universities. The University of Manitoba is actively working to ensure we continue to safeguard researchers and their work.

For further information see the Office of Research Security webpage or contact the Research Security Officer.

Learn More

Further information is available on the Office of Research Services intranet pages.

If you have a email address, login to the intranet portal to access the ORS intranet pages.

If you do not have a email address, contact one of the following for assistance:

Contact Us

Please contact one of the following for assistance:

Office of Research Services - Fort Garry Campus
404 Administration Building,
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (CST)

Office of Research Services - Bannatyne Campus
A208 Chown Building
753 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (CST)